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This year we are seriously into pom-poms…and how could we not be? They are fun to make and even more fun for embellishing knit projects. We have two complementary patterns with this unique three color pom-pom: Big Pom Hat and Two Pom Hat.
While deep in the pattern making process, we found this cool technique to create a three color pom-pom, with circular color changes. Watch the video below to see us making these pom-poms in action. We provided the colors and yarns that we used, but hope to see some cool variations from you, so please share your creations with us!
- Tapestry Needle
- Heavy Duty Binder Clips
Step 1: Cut out 4 "C" shaped pieces of cardboard:
- 2 pieces cut to size 8" wide by 4" tall
- 2 pieces cut to size 8" wide by 5.5" tall
Step 2: Place smaller piece of cardboard on top of the larger piece and hold in place.
Step 3: Wrap layers of yarn until cardboard pieces are full. (The first layer will be the center of the pom-pom.)
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining two pieces of cardboard.
Step 5: Use clips to connect the tail ends of the two 5.5" tall cardboard pieces together, to create a full circle shape.
Step 6: Thread tapestry needle with yarn and draw through the entire circle, going under the yarn (in between the two pieces of cardboard).
Step 7: Tie tight and leave some extra yarn (approximately 12") to connect with hat.
Step 8: Cut the wrapped yarn around the perimeter of the circle.
Step 9: Remove pom-pom from cardboard.
Step 10: Trim and fluff extra yarn with hands to make the pom-pom more shapely.